Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Mathematics from September 2021.
The department consists of 15 members of staff from a number of different backgrounds, ranging from fresh graduates to those with over two decades of experience. The subject is taught throughout Years 7 to 11 in classes which generally range in size between 15 and 25. All pupils take GCSE Maths in the Upper Fifth, with a total of 115 taking either Maths or Further Maths in the Upper Sixth. We follow the Edexcel home syllabus for both GCSE and A-Level.
The results in recent years have been excellent, with the pupils regularly achieving 100% 9-6 at GCSE and 96% A*-B at A-Level, and most recently 90% A*-A at A-Level. The department also has a comprehensive Oxbridge programme, with much recent success in this area.
Brighton College are the current regional champions for the junior UKMT Maths Team Challenge competition, and were runners-up in the senior competition, having won it the previous year. Having won both events for the first time in recent years, the department is aiming for success at a national level in the coming years. Recent years have seen record numbers of pupils achieving Gold Awards at all levels of the UKMT Maths Challenge, as well as reaching and succeeding in follow-on rounds such as the BMO, reflecting the emphasis on extension and enrichment within the department.
Irrespective of background or experience, each member of the department is expected to be a reflective and forward looking practitioner. The departmental moved into a new purpose built teaching block in September 2017, which has further enabled the development of innovative teaching practices. The department has also been at the forefront of the school’s development in the use of Microsoft Surfaces as a teaching and learning aid, although candidates are not expected to immediately be proficient in this area.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach Maths across the curriculum, from Year 7 to A-level. An ability to contribute towards the department’s extension programme, including a willingness to support pupils with applications to leading universities (including Oxford and Cambridge), will be a distinct advantage. All teachers within the Department are expected to assist in the development of schemes of work, through the creation of teaching resources and the compilation of content for our virtual learning centre.
All teachers at Brighton College are expected to contribute to the school’s pastoral system, generally as a tutor in one of our 14 houses (of which six are boarding houses and eight are day). There is also an expectation that all teachers will contribute to the co-curricular life of the school, through the extensive Games programme, and/or through the leadership of one of almost 100 school societies. Candidates are encouraged to point to interests and enthusiasms as part of their application.
All teachers joining Brighton will have the benefit of guidance by an experienced mentor, whose role it will be to provide support during their probationary period. Thereafter, all teachers are expected and supported to participate in continuous professional development, throughout their time at the College.
For further details, please see the Applicant Info Pack.
Brighton and Hove
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years
Brighton is one of England’s leading schools. The College comprises the Senior School, educating 1,080 pupils aged 13–18, and the Lower School, educating 100 pupils aged 11–13.
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